rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration.
The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd.
This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky.
Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.
liquidhedonism (187) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Aroma: boozy, malty, fruity, and skunky, with hints of cherry, plum, cough syrup, grape soda, and licorice. Taste/Palate: tart, sweet, and crisp; finishes slightly astringent.
Jamesthebrit (299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cherry boozy. Spicy musty. Looks fine. Brown. Like legit brown.
Taste is spicy. Hebacious. Not really roasty. Cherry. Medicinal.
Palate is light and dry.
Overall tastes like drinking bitters. So hebacious. Not balanced to me.
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry aroma with lots of belgian yeast, spice, dark fruit from malt, appealing aroma of fruit and yeast
Pours black with frothy lasting small yellowish head
Cherry flavored with chocolate, spice, light roast, sourness.
Medium bodied with medium co2, quick sour finish, dry.
Interesting and complex beer. Enjoying this one. Would buy again to drink with a friend
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NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Black pour. Slight head of off-white foam. Clean chocolate liquorice stout with a notable amount of dark red fruit. Blackberries. Plums. Dark chocolate covered cherries. Black jelly beans. Some molasses. Bit sweet. Bit tart. Enough drying wood tannins to dry out the finish.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6142-20140121] Bottle. Fruity wood aroma. Hazy, dark brown cola body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity wood citrus peel flavour has a fruity coffee finish. Medium-full body. A bit odd. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jercraigs)
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served from growler in tulip glass. Dark ruby with thin head, more carbonated than typical stouts. Licorice/chocolate nose, pleasant enough. Tart fruit notes within the taste, somewhat cloying. Thin body for this style, but not watery. The long finish is that cloying part of the flavor that hangs around too long for this to be a great beer.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head. Roasted malts, dried fruits, spice, florals and chocolate. Chewy palate, heavy yeast, dried fruits, chocolate, spice, sweet finish
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish tint, beige spongy head with long retention, light caramel aroma, slightly bitter caramel-mocha taste, high carbonation, medium finish with caramel aftertaste. The high alcohol content is nicley masked; quite easy to drink.
Clarkdvm (177) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in FL. Not as thick as desired. The oak flavor tastes somewhat artificial- overly sweet. Good beer but definitely not bourbon county.
sonnycheeba (3789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, black cherries, raisins, plums, faint oak, light booze, and some caramel. Flavor is chewy, thick malt base with heavy dark fruit notes, some light caramel sweetness, and a touch of booze. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.